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Google Trends: Astronomy vs. Astrology

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Google Trends: Astronomy vs. Astrology
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CVBrassilUser avatarPosts: 84Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:32 am

Post Google Trends: Astronomy vs. Astrology

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Astronomy,+Astrology

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Google Trends is a cool underused feature that allows you to search for two items, and it compares which are being searched for more on a graph. It also shows which are showing up more in news sources in another graph (on the bottom), via Google News.

Its clear that astrology is searched for quite a bit more than astronomy. These are general terms of course and with something more specific you would find different results, but I think the general message should get through on what the public is searching for more.

Of course, astronomy shows up more in news results, but not even by a large margin.

Thoughts?
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:11 am
MarcusUser avatarPosts: 284Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:26 pmLocation: NW England

Post Re: Google Trends: Astronomy vs. Astrology

It's interesting to note that around every new year people seem to be consulting their mumbo jumbo charts.
"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house." - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:48 am
GiliellUser avatarPosts: 1218Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:29 am Gender: Female

Post Re: Google Trends: Astronomy vs. Astrology

Took me years to tell one thing from the other just by the name because it didn't make sense that something with the word "logos" in it should be something completely made up :lol:

But it doesn't surprise me.
You need some education to understand anything about astronomy, but elementary school reading will be sufficient to read a horoskope
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Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:54 am
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